Kenmare Petroglyph

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Less than a mile is this pumping jack, but now shown here is the great flare next to it that burns off the natural gas. The sweet lite crude from this well is trucked out, mostly to Cananda where it is mixed with heavier oil from Canada. I parked my van off the main road where the petroglyph was o

2010-09-07 14:27:13




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This petroglyph is on a gravel road. The road runs along flax, wheat and canola fields as well as intercontinental ballistic missile sites, oil wells, and an injection well. The injection well produced large amounts of heavy truck traffic, specifically tanker trucks. When oil comes out of the gr

2010-09-06 22:51:05




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On the top of the great bolder I carved space imagery, so far a Chandra Xray Observatory and this Atlantis Space Shuttle. I'd been making white on white impressions and took this photo one evening after a rain.

2010-09-06 20:55:54




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When I arrive in ND I expected to carve wheat farming imagery. Immediately, the oil boom underway made itself evident. The changes brought by the oil play are controversial to the local community, and my friends talked about how the Dakota of their youth was probably disapearing forever.

2010-09-06 20:54:21




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Diesel locamotive. All the anhydrous ammonia arrives by rail and all the grain is shipped out by rail. This locamotive was in the depot downtown Kenmare one afternoon.

2010-09-06 20:52:26




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New Holland 2010 Model combine. I photographed this as it sat in front of the Farmer's Union in Kenmare, ND. This photo is taken after making an impression.

2010-09-06 20:52:21




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Four cows, but one is unpainted. One local rancher said that two of the three were well drawn. Everyone's a critic, but he knows cows much better than I.

2010-09-06 20:51:40




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Close up of Lowell's air seeder rig. While doing preparatory photography for this carving I was out in a field shooting a four track driven tractor when I saw another rig make the corner and head my way. I ran far out into a fallow field so I could fit whole image in frame. It appealed to me in

2010-09-06 20:51:13




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Landscape view looking north up the coulee. It's September, so the wheat in the distant yellow field is ripe and ready to combine. The trouble has been too much rain, so grain is not dry and combines can't get into fields.

2010-09-06 16:05:51




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Kenmare Petroglyph - Landscape view. The emblem on the stone to the left has been GiMP'ed out.

2010-09-04 18:33:38




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Three quarter view of the Kenmare petroglyph after making an impression. Can you see the photoshopped bit? What is there?

2010-09-04 18:32:35




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Close up of whole frieze of Kenmare Petroglyph painted for full frieze impression.

2010-09-04 16:35:55




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After shot of Kenmare Petroglyph. Fully painted in preparation for a full frieze impression.

2010-09-04 16:35:50




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The Kenmare Petroglyph after the second visit to the area to work on it.

2010-09-03 16:09:47




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White bison after making white-on-white impression.

2010-09-01 13:12:10




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Sool line caboose painted before impression.

2010-08-27 19:49:17




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Diesel locamotive after impressions

2010-08-27 19:49:04




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Locamotive of Distant Freight Train.

2010-08-26 20:46:33




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Goose. I saw few geese in Kenmare, but I wasn't around at the migratory moment. I heard tell of hills turned white from the tens of thousands of snow geese.

2010-08-25 18:12:17




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Bison carving, pretty close to finished.

2010-08-25 18:11:58




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Art imitating life. Four tanker trucks carved on the rock next to the road where tankers passed endlessly.

2010-08-18 13:08:09




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Bison carving over the grain cars of the railroad. This image reminds me of all the bison shot, and left uncleaned, from the early railroad.

2010-08-14 17:31:31




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Working on composition after returning to Kenmare the second time to work on petroglyph.

2010-08-12 20:20:54




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This was my last full day working on my first visit to Kenmare. Harlan Nelson had very graciously planned a dinner to introduce me to about twenty people from Kenmare. It was an opportunity to show impressions and talk to people more comfortably than on the side of the road. As we looked out th

2010-06-24 21:39:43




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There was very little commercial air traffic in the skys above Kenmare, but on occassion one could see B-52's taking off and landing from the Air Force Base in Minot. Seeing two B-52's lumbering up together is an awesome site. Given my interest in war car

2010-06-19 19:52:20




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Chandra Xray Observatory after white-on-white impression.

2010-06-19 19:51:09




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